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Old 05-08-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Sorry, but no way is Chicago the number 2 city in this country anymore. For a city its size, it doesnt have much cutlural influence, and on the coasts it's not on the national radar in the same way that LA and DC are (some could even argue that Boston Metro and the San Francisco Bay Area (SF/SJ/Oakland) are more influential and "famous")

A valid argument could be made for Chicago being 3rd or 4th, but I think the vast majority of people *outside of Chicago* (or nearby cities) would not consider it the #2 city.

 
Old 05-08-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Sorry, but no way is Chicago the number 2 city in this country anymore. For a city its size, it doesnt have much cutlural influence, and on the coasts it's not on the national radar in the same way that LA and DC are (some could even argue that Boston Metro and the San Francisco Bay Area (SF/SJ/Oakland) are more influential and "famous")

A valid argument could be made for Chicago being 3rd or 4th, but I think the vast majority of people *outside of Chicago* (or nearby cities) would not consider it the #2 city.
Its like this jo' (chicago slang) I say nyc, then la, then dc, then chi(maybe the bay).
 
Old 05-08-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Mile high city
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I think Chicago is America's second city hands down and here is one good reason why.


The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) is a Chicago-based stock exchange. The Exchange is a national securities exchange and self-regulated organization, which operates under the oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Chicago Stock Exchange is the third most active stock exchange in the United States by volume, and the largest outside of New York City. The Chicago Stock Exchange is currently located at 440 South LaSalle Street (One Financial Place).
Chicago Stock Exchange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 05-08-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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I think Chicago is America's second city hands down and here is one good reason why.


The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) is a Chicago-based stock exchange. The Exchange is a national securities exchange and self-regulated organization, which operates under the oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Chicago Stock Exchange is the third most active stock exchange in the United States by volume, and the largest outside of New York City. The Chicago Stock Exchange is currently located at 440 South LaSalle Street (One Financial Place).
Chicago Stock Exchange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
nice. +1. chicago gets overlooked alot
 
Old 05-08-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Sorry, but no way is Chicago the number 2 city in this country anymore. For a city its size, it doesnt have much cutlural influence, and on the coasts it's not on the national radar in the same way that LA and DC are (some could even argue that Boston Metro and the San Francisco Bay Area (SF/SJ/Oakland) are more influential and "famous")

A valid argument could be made for Chicago being 3rd or 4th, but I think the vast majority of people *outside of Chicago* (or nearby cities) would not consider it the #2 city.
Moderator cut: personal attack DC has more cultural influence than Chicago

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Old 05-08-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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Dude, I love Chicago so this is not a diss but DC has the worlds (not USA) top museum system, world class architecture, international ammenities, think tanks, etc...
 
Old 05-08-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Chicago is the #2 "business center" ... after that, no. But it is top 5-6 range in everything else, some higher, some lower.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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Hello World,

The World according to GAWC 2008

 
Old 05-08-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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Sorry, but no way is Chicago the number 2 city in this country anymore. For a city its size, it doesnt have much cutlural influence, and on the coasts it's not on the national radar in the same way that LA and DC are (some could even argue that Boston Metro and the San Francisco Bay Area (SF/SJ/Oakland) are more influential and "famous")

A valid argument could be made for Chicago being 3rd or 4th, but I think the vast majority of people *outside of Chicago* (or nearby cities) would not consider it the #2 city.
I don't think outside this forum, people even think about which cities are number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. Honestly, do you hear people on the streets talking about this? I never have.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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Moderator cut: orphaned I grew up visiting Chicago all the time, my moms side of the family is all from there. My grandfather is a Northwestern alum, my uncle lives in Rogers Park... and I have lived there several years, Just left September of last year... That is just what I think about it, not sure what was so bad about my post. I just don't think it is #2 in every category. Business and skyscrapers...sure.
population? no
arts? no
music? no
transportation? no
educated? no
universities? no
entertainment? no
weather? no
cosmopolitan? no
theater? no
crime? no
beaches? no
mountains? no
scenery? no
cost of living? no
food? no

it is up there for sure but people on here act like it is #2 city across the board in the u.s.. People try to put it on the level of nyc/london/paris. It isn't.
I said it is in the top 5 or 6 in about every category though. I think that is pretty good and well rounded, not sure why you got your panties in a bunch.
I've been to every single big city in north america and western europe...every single one of them. Sorry but Chicago is NOT the be all end all on this.

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